First, quick impressions on the Head Supershape i-Magnum, a GS-like carver 2013 ski from Head. I am not really qualified to review this ski properly, as I have not been on a race-like carving ski for quite a few years, my current quiver starts from 98mm width, so I am much more used to drive a wider ski. Still, I leaped at the opportunity to take this ski for a spin and I hoped that early morning conditions at Squaw would provide enough groomers to run the ski through its paces. Unfortunately, it got warm pretty fast, so I did not encounter any bulletproof stuff. On whatever hard groomed surfaces I could get the ski held like glue. it took me a couple of turns to adjust to the tail feeling, and from that point on it was just pure fun. This ski wants to go fast. I had to get down to the base area in a hurry to make my daughter's ski team award ceremony, it was still morning, the Mountain Run was empty, so I just pointed it. Pretty soon I was feeling angry at the wind resistance. I don't usually go that fast, but there was no chatter, no instability, I was locked to the edge , and the ski felt totally damp and solid. It felt like it could easily go twice as fast (Damn you wind resistance!). The angles that I was able to get on that ski felt amazing, much better than on all my fatties, I was almost scraping my butt on the snow at times. The ski preferred longer to medium radius turn, there is solid tail that is fun to use at the end of the turn. Short turns were also fine, but took more work while longer turns were effortless. I think is a testimony to the quality of the ski that someone who is totally unaccustomed to carving skis was able to just hop on and have fun after 30 seconds of adjustment. The construction felt super-solid with lots of metal and lots of weight, that ski should be burly enough for everyone. So the i-Magnum is a rocket, but with a kinder gentle side to it.